Mental Health Links

Youth Specific Mental Health Links

  • Orygen Youth Health
  • Headspace
  • eheadspace (T: 1800 650 890; 9am – 1am everyday) is a confidential, free and anonymous secure space where those aged between 12 and 25 can chat, email, or speak with qualified youth mental health professionals.
  • ReachOut provides young people with information, help, support, advice and connections they need to manage mental health difficulties.

Crisis Help

  • Lifeline (T: 13 11 14; 24 hours everyday) provides crisis support and suicide prevention services.
  • Kids Help Line (T: 1800 55 1800; 24 hours everyday) is a private and confidential telephone and online counselling service specifically for young people aged between five and 25.
  • SuicideLine (T: 1300 651 251; 24 hours everyday) offers professional, anonymous support and information to anyone affected by suicide across Victoria.
  • MensLine (T: 1300 789 978; 24 hours everyday) is a professional telephone and online support, information and referral service, helping men to deal with relationship problems in a practical and effective way.

Autism Links

Trauma Links


Art Therapy, Art Projects and Music Programs

  • Australian and New Zealand Arts Therapy Association
  • Budget Family Art Projects
  • Busyfeet Boroondara (BFB)- is a dance and movement class for children with disabilities.  It is run by Rotary clubs and in BFB’s case it is run by the Rotary Clubs of Canterbury and Camberwell. It is a free activity for children and each child has a one on one volunteer carer to help them with the dance steps.  Run by volunteers at BFB who all hold working with children cards.  Term 1 2017 classes start again on 1st February 2017 at the Youth Services Centre, 360 Burwood Road, Hawthorn. Class starts at 4.30pm. For more details and registration go to  or email


  • the line (T: 1800 695 463) is a resource directed towards promoting healthy and respectful relationships.

Drug Rehab Support

An organisation that provides information and answers for people fighting addiction.

Family Therapy

Carers Help

  • ARAFEMI Carer Helpline (T: 1300 550 265; Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm) promotes and improves the wellbeing of people affected by mental illness. A peak support agency for carers of people with mental illness.
  • Carers Allowance


Some local, family and diversity-friendly GPs

Youth Support in Darebin

Medicare Item Numbers and Rebate Information

National Disability  Insurance  Agency/ Deakin University Research Study

  •  Asking for participants (parents guardians of children with disability and coaches) to complete a survey – Exploring the benefits and barriers of participation in organised physical activity among children with disabilities and/ or  additional needs.
  • Can you help us build inclusive physical activity programs around Australia for all children?
  • If interested in assisting with this important research go to (NB Survey closes end of Feb 2017)  Any questions please call 03 9244 5295.